Elivera Cultural Studies 1


I’ve been working on another project, where I record songs from my Elivera Universe. Below is the start of this series. Enjoy!

Elivera Cultural Studies

This current study concerns the Eagrok people of the continent of Vera. In the temperate regions of the continent, the trees are nearly a kilometer high and several kilometers at its base. The gravity of this world is lighter than Earth, allowing for taller mountains and larger plant and animal life. Due to this, the Eagrok people live in tree cities, high in the canopy and have built tunneled roads through the lower levels of the forest to reach various resources, other cities, and the coast.

The Eagrok believe that all life is the universe coming to know itself. There is variations of this belief, known as sects, but the main similarity between the sects in this majority religion, is that life is an never-ending infinity loop, where all the atoms within life is simply recycled into the universe and used again for new life. Some sects even go so far to say that the atoms themselves derive from the death of stars, spilling forth their innards to fertilize future solar systems.

Although this originated as a philosophy, several sects have turned into an organized religion known as the Iesu.  There are several denominations of Iesu, each with a variant of the main name of the organized religion, and each focus on a different aspect of the main philosophy.  Note:  The language of the Eagrok is a hybrid mixture of Japanese and various Germanic languages.  It has a mixture of a tonal and rhythmic stress system, phonetics similar to Japanese, and sentence structure that is more reminiscence of Germanic languages.

In commemoration of this belief, the Eagrok developed rituals in late Spring/Summer and Late Fall/Winter. In the Spring, they sing a fast, upbeat melody in honor of the rebirth of life. In Winter/Fall, they sing a slow, somber melody to commemorate the death of life and it’s return to the universe.

Here is the Spring/Summer version of the Chant: https://soundcloud.com/aibird/fast-version-of-elivera-song-1

Here is the Fall/Winter version of the Chant: https://soundcloud.com/aibird/elivera-song-1

Here is the translation [In the Eagrok dialect]:

Kana torae so va Laiht.             [Melody of the universe prays All.]
Kanuk torae so va Laiht.           [Harmony of the universe prays All.]
Qun kani torae so va Laiht.      [Rhythm of the universe prays All.]
Asin kuan eli.                                [Calm the people’s soul.]

Categories: Elivera, History, Linguistics, Music, World BuildingTags: , , , , , , ,

2 comments

  1. As always I very much enjoy reading your thoughts on writing; developing plots; developing worlds; etc. Keep up the good work.

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